- Two adults, two kids dead in Dec. 20 Rockford shooting
- Teen in custody following shooting on Crestview
- Man sentenced to 38 years for May 2008 murder
- EarthTalk: Still in denial about climate
- Three female fugitives wanted in New Jersey restaurant theft arrested in Illinois
- Man guilty in 2012 crash into home that injured 8-year-old
- McDonald’s: Federal complaint says company is joint employer
- T-Mobile settlement: $90M for cell phone bill cramming
- Shelter Care Ministries gets $30,000 grant
- Even more dead bees?
Is our State Rep. Jim Sacia (R-89) being transparent when he urges a federal agency to ignore IEPA regulations? (IEPA 401 permit for Traditions Mega-dairy, Jo Daviess County). Is our state representative being transparent when he allows $6 million in new debt without a referendum? (Millrace, Stephenson County.) And now, our state representative proposes a bill that helps keep more secrets. H.B. 5143 would make it a felony to create or even possess a recording of occurrences at a livestock facility. Never mind that such recordings have exposed cases of gross animal abuse (broken bones, rotting eyes, no veterinary treatment, etc.). Apparently, that kind of illumination is counter to our state representative.
From the Feb. 22-28, 2012, issue